Get to know: Lopez de Haro, Rioja Gran Reserva 2014
A great value Rioja Gran Reserva that really delivers. From vines averaging around 50 years old in the heart of La Rioja this is a big, bold, powerful wine. Aged in a mixture of French and American oak for almost 3 years before further bottle ageing, there's enourmous complexity. Lots of sweet cinnamon and liquorice spices with juicy red cherries and plum compote. It's rich and unctuous with velvety tannins and a creamy vanilla finish.
Classically paired with babecued lamb chops but sure to go down a treat with and roasted red meats.
To be a classic it is not necessary to be hundreds of years old, nor come from high lineage, but rather to breathe that magic of something well done, made with care and enjoyed with passion. Hacienda López de Haro is a new classic that fights against standards, clichés and prejudices. Ready to be enjoyed and understood, without pretensions or posturing, with the intention of being enjoyed and being exciting. The most contemporary Rioja classic.